I choose joy

You are what you think all day longI choose joy.

I choose joy, even during times of hardship. In every moment, I have all that I need to feel peaceful.

I distinguish between joy and pleasure. Joy is readily available, regardless of whether my wishes are being fulfilled. I can be uncomfortable and blissful at the same time. I experience love and joy, even when I have the flu.

I view challenges as opportunities. Developing my abilities makes my life more rewarding. Overcoming obstacles teaches me that I am resilient.

I recognize my worth and know that I deserve to feel joyful. I take care of myself. I have learned what makes me happy. And I surround myself with positive thoughts and people who encourage me.

I work at being flexible. Change is part of life, so I prepare myself to adapt to new conditions. I listen to others who express views different than my own. I welcome new experiences with an open mind and see their potential to add joy to my life.

Laughter instantly refreshes my sense of joy. I lighten up and feel more energized.

Most of all, I strive to be generous. It is easier to feel joyful when I concentrate on helping others, rather than worrying about myself. I give my time and money to support worthy causes in my community.

Today, I resolve to be joyful. I know that I am accountable for my own bliss.

Self-Reflection Questions for you today:

1. What does a joyful day look like to me?
2. What is the difference between joy and amusement?
3. How can I share my joy with others?

Hugs and feathers from the nest~~()~~

Kim Steadman is the COOP (Chief Online Operating Person) for The Re-Feathered Nest. A place of encouragement for moms entering the Empty Nest Zone who are ready to RePurpose and ReDesign according to God’s purpose for their lives now that the kids have flown the coop. Kim can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TheRefeatheredNest and on Google+ at +Kim.

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